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Palermo. Taser to the municipal police, declaration of the councilor Gelarda

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“THEn these first days of more massive experimentation, the taser has shown, if there were any doubts, to be a very valid tool for maintaining public order and safety – says Igor Gelarda, leader of the Lega group – Italy first in the City Council – .
In the protection of both citizens and law enforcement operators.
National regulations provide that even the municipal police can now be equipped with an electric gun, which has already happened in 14 other Italian cities.
A tool that has double value, both as a deterrent and to maintain public order in certain cases where the safety of the agent is put at risk.

With a foolish agenda, voted in December 2018 with the first signatories Fabrizio Ferrandelli and Giusto Catania, the Municipality of Palermo said no to the allocation of tasers for the Municipal Police of Palermo.
Times have now changed – continues Gelarda in his analysis – the hypocrisy of a certain leftist ready to play with the lives of men and women in uniform is no longer tolerable.
The Municipal Police of Palermo is a precious resource for the city.
It cannot and must not be used only for sanctions.
It must be valued, it must be protected, something that this administration has never done until today, and competitions must be made to restore oxygen to this body with an average age that is too high.
The League has always been the promoter of a reform that provides for the inclusion of the Municipal in the sector of the police.

Today it is right that the operating sectors are equipped with tasers.
How can you deal with a man on the street who threatens you with a bar or a knife, given that the service weapon is practically impossible to use on these occasions? Should the councilor Catania or the candidate for mayor Ferrandelli go, without tools, on the street to face the dangers and guarantee the safety of the citizens? Obviously not, also because it is not their job and so they do not intervene on matters that do not belong to them.
In Italy we are tired, in deference to the rhetoric of the worst left, of putting the rights of the violent in the foreground and ending up profoundly damaging the rights of honest citizens, poor people, and the police ».

06 April 2022 | 09:15